Minister of Technology and Science Felix Mutati has extolled the private sector for supporting strategies that enhance employability of the country’s workforce. “This will intensify acquisition of practical competences for smooth transition into the world of work by graduates.”
The Northern Technical College (NORTEC), University of Zambia, Cavendish University and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) are higher education tertiary institutions have partnered with ZAMBEEF to integrate and build internship - industrial mentorship to students from respective institutions to get acquainted with real industrial world of skills work, ... Read more
A skilled workforce is critical to Zambia meeting the annual copper production of three million tonnes in the next 10 years. The country needs to have a workforce with the right skills so that productivity is enhanced.Training of mine operators is one way of growing the sector as it increases efficiency in the mine and minimise risks especially those that come about due inadequate skills to handle the equipment.
A combination of safety practices and skills are highly demanded for improved protection of mining infrastructure, equipment and workers.
It is for this reason that the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority ( ... Read more
Minister of Technology and Science, Hon. Felix Mutati has urged the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) to continously review curricula to deliver relevant and effective skills that will usher into industry-competent artisans as quality drives the economy.
Speaking when he addressed staff and management, at the tour of TEVETA and inspection of stalled construction works of an annex examinations and office block, Mr. Mutati observed that there was a need to bridge the gap by creating technological engagements with industry.
The Minister also put an emphasis on the training regulator to devise q ... Read more
TEVETA has partnered with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation to create relevant platform for delivering digital skills for entrepreneurs, youths, women and career explorers in the country, particularly in the TEVET sector. IMB has provided a customized Uniform Resource Locators (URL) for Zambians to access digital skills for the world of work, business efficiency and personal digital competencies. The partnership entails that courses are FREE for Zambians. The country’s dedicated URL is https://sb-auth.skil ... Read more
TEVETA has prioritised enhancing the quality of skills in the 2021 - 2026 Strategic Plan in line with the job and wealth creation agenda of the Government. This is in order to augment the Authority's regulatory and coordination functions to impart quality skills for youth employment and actualisation of entrepreneurship. Capacity building is among the action plans to improve the quality of training in the TEVET sector. Different capacity building activities have been planned for trainers, administrators and other experts that provide services in the TEVET sector.
Officiating at the Chief Examiners and Markers' capacity building, TEVETA Director ... Read more
TEVETA, Kagem Mining Limited and Industrial Training Centre have signed a tripartite skills training contract for Earthmoving Equipment Operators that the mining company.
TEVETA Director General, Cleophas Takaiza said the K1.12 million training contract will benefit 300 employees at Kagem Mining Limited to increase production levels in the sector. "The training contract signed today addresses skills shortage in operator, which has arisen due to high demand of the skills in construction, agriculture and mining sectors. We have a misconception that no institution has capacity to undertake operator training in the TEVET sector, but the contract ... Read more
Minister of Technology and Science, Felix Mutati has appointed TEVETA Board with a five (5) pillar mandate aligned to relevance of skills, value addition, digital skills, quality and research development (R&D) in skills development. The Minister urged the Board to steer a leadership in the alignment of TEVET to the Eighth National Development Plan (8NDP).
Speaking during the inauguration of the eleven member Board, Mr Mutati urged the Board to discharge its responsibility to deliver relevant skills for entrepreneurial creation TEVETA being an economic transformation engine of the country
"The success and failure of this country is in the hands of ... Read more
Huawei Zambia has launched an Innovation Fund to harness digital skills and groom digital talent among the young people in Zambia. The innovation strengthens digital transformation through skills training and innovation. The Fund will benefit TEVET and university students through scholarships and access to an innovation hub to be housed at Government Complex.
The programme is for 4 years and has scholarships for students in TEVET institutions and public universities. Under the programme, 50 scholarships will be awarded to Zambians in digital skills and technology. The project will invest $200, 000 in scholarships to youth ... Read more